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Dec 17, 2021
RSES is Announces its 2021–2022 International Board of Directors
The RSES Annual Business Meeting was held Virtually on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. At that time, several Board of Directors were sworn into office.
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Dec 17, 2021
RSES Announces an “Adaptive Pause” for RSES Journal
RSES will be placing RSES Journal on an “Adaptive Pause” while the organization continues to restructure and implement new products/services for 2022.
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Sep 08, 2021
RSES Announces Slate of Directors for the 2021 Annual Business Meeting
The RSES Board of Directors held the first in-person Board meeting Aug. 6–7, 2021 since the pandemic started.
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Jul 15, 2021
RSES CM Exam Becomes Journeyman Credential for MI-based Air Doctors Heating and Cooling Contracting Business
Arlington Heights, Ill. (June 8, 2021) – RSES is honored to have its distinguished Certificate Member (CM) exam selected as the “top out/journeyman credential” for the MI-based Air Doctors Heating and Cooling contracting business’s four-year (8,000-hour) training program.
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May 04, 2021
RSES Past International President Krepcik Welcomes President Biden at TCC HVAC Workshop
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visited an HVAC workshop at Tidewater Community College (TCC) in Portsmouth, VA on May 3 as part of the administration’s efforts to gain support for the president’s American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan. Biden was cordially greeted by TCC’s HVACR Professor and Program Lead Harlan “Skip” Krepcik, CMS, MBA, RCT, who served as RSES’ International President for the 2015–2016 two-year term.
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Apr 15, 2021
RSES Launches New eLearning Electricity Course
Rolling Meadows, Ill. (April 15, 2021) – RSES is happy to announce the launch of its updated Electricity for the HVACR Technician eLearning course on the HVACR Learning Network powered by ESCO + RSES. This is an interactive online course that provides an introduction to the concepts of electricity and magnetism, description of basic electrical devices that use these concepts, the concepts of alternating current and related devices, and the basic explanation of electrical schematics.
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Mar 29, 2021
RSES is on the Move
RSES Headquarters is on the move again. After nearly 10 years at 1911 Rohlwing Road in Rolling Meadows, IL, RSES will officially be in the same location as ESCO beginning May 1.
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HVACR eLearning Giants to Merge

What happens when two powerhouses join forces? Amazing things happen!
Think about what happened when chocolate and peanut butter got together. How about Disney and Pixar, or Sirius and XM radio. You get the idea. Now, two of the top providers of elearning content for the HVACR and building science fields are joining forces, combining their elearning centers, offering hundreds of titles, into a singular website. On March 1, 2021, the ESCO Institute and the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) launched the “HVACR Learning Network,” where training material from their organizations, as well content from many industry leading organizations, can be accessed.
The executive boards of both ESCO and RSES unanimously approved the merger of their learning centers, knowing that this union would bring together the resources and expertise that is needed to meet the rapidly evolving needs of HVACR professionals. This collaborative effort creates a cradle-to-grave educational pathway for the HVACR Industry.
Some of the content providers now streaming on the site include; Chemours, Coscia Communications, ESCO Institute, Honeywell, Prokup Media, Technical Training Associates to name a few.
To access hundreds of great titles, visit or and click the elearning link or banner. 


RSES is the world's leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals. RSES credentials include its Active Specialized Member, Certificate Member and Certificate Member Specialist categories, as well as one of the largest EPA Section 608 certification programs in the industry. Founded in 1933, RSES is a non-profit organization with chapters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more details, call 800-297-5660, email or visit
ESCO Institute and its affiliate organizations, which include HVAC Excellence, Green Mechanical Council, Carbon Monoxide Safety Association, work to improve competency in the HVACR industry. To accomplish their goals, they offer; student outcome assessments, portable and stackable credentials (progressive levels of certification), curriculum, elearning, programmatic accreditation, and professional development.  For more information, call 800-726-9696, email or visit


RSES is the leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.

Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.

Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.

RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
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